Sunday, December 20, 2009

What's Not Clear About "Thou Shalt Not Steal"?

Margo Rabb, writing in this morning's NY Times, notes that book theft has increased during the recession. That, in itself, is not surprising. What does surprise me is the book of choice among shoplifters:

At BookPeople in Austin, Tex., the rate of theft has increased to approximately one book per hour. I asked Steve Bercu, BookPeople’s owner, what the most frequently stolen title was.
“The Bible,” he said, without pausing.

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